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Medication Aide

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Job Order #: 5939042

Employer Name:
HARBOUR LANDING VILLAGE
Posted Date:
01-Sep-2022
Location:
REGINA
 
# of Positions:
2
Employment Terms:
Full Time
Experience:
1-2 Years
Apply By:
30-Sep-2022
How to Apply?:
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Employer Name:
HARBOUR LANDING VILLAGE
Employer Address:
 
4000 James Hill Road
REGINA,SK
CANADA
S4W0N1
Contact Email:
jobs@hlvillage.ca
Employer Website:
harbourlandingvillage.ca


Description

Summary

The overall purpose of the Medication Aide position is to administer oral and topical medications to residents. Reporting to the Personal Care Home Management Team, Certied Medication Aides support the Nursing sta in preparing, administering, pouring, passing and documenting all routinely prescribed medications other than injection. They will provide safe and ethical care for the patients, as well as reporting any changes in behaviour in the resident to the Registered Nurse.

Medication Aides also perform routine daily tasks required in maintaining the health, comfort, and well- being of the residents. It is important to be extremely detail-oriented and possess in-depth knowledge of patient care procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

Deliver routine daily medications, either prescription or non-prescription, to patients.

Coordinate with different nurses to assist with patient care and medications.

Follow written or verbal instructions on how to manage medications.

Record medication dosages and times.

Observe patients and document changes in their condition.

Gather samples for analysis.

Ensure equipment is routinely inspected and cleaned.

Uphold all health and safety standards.

Respond to patient emergency call signals, bells, or intercom systems to identify patient needs.

Maintain resident records and corresponding documentation accurately.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

The flexibility and willingness to learn.

Strong interpersonal skills with a commitment to teamwork.

Organized with strong attention to detail.

Strength with communication, both written and verbal.

In depth-knowledge of the health-care sector.

WHAT YOU BRING:

Qualifications

Medication Module
CCA/PSW education and/or equivalent
valid CPR/First Aid certificate
valid Transfer, Lifting and Repositioning certificate
Previous work experience in the Vulnerable Sector and/or assisted living community.

 

Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Document use
 - Numeracy
 - Writing
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Problem solving
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Finding information
 - Significant use of memory
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
 - First Aid Certificate
Additional Skills
 - Supply and empty bed pans
 - Serve meal trays and feed patients
 - Make beds and maintain patients' rooms
 - Maintain inventory of supplies
 - Deliver messages, reports, requisitions and specimens
Work Setting
 - Home care and visiting care agency
 - Home for the aged
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Fast-paced environment
 - Work under pressure
 - Repetitive tasks
 - Physically demanding
 - Manual dexterity
 - Attention to detail
 - Combination of sitting, standing, walking
 - Standing for extended periods
 - Walking
 - Bending, crouching, kneeling
Security and Safety
 - Criminal record check (abstract)

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